TUESDAY November 6, 2018
God’s Word Comes to Pass
Then it happened, when he made mention of the ark of God, that Eli fell off the seat backward by the side of the gate; and his neck was broken and he died, for the man was old and heavy.
And he had judged Israel forty years.
1 Samuel 4:18
At the mention of the Ark of God being captured, Eli became distressed and fell backwards off his seat, broke his neck, and died! God’s Word had come to pass. Interestingly, Eli had judged Israel for forty years. In the Bible, forty is sometimes the number of judgment. God had told Eli that he was going to be judged, along with his family. Just as it was declared by the Word of the Lord, so it came to pass.
It is important to know that when God has spoken something, it will happen in the future––God’s Word will come to pass. There are prophesies that have been spoken in the Old Testament that have come to pass. In Isaiah 7:14 is a prophecy concerning the birth of Christ. “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.”
In the New Testament is the future prophecy of the Rapture of the Church:
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).
God’s Word warns us about sin in Galatians 6:7: Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Understand, we can never get away with sin. Sin leads to spiritual death (Romans 6:23).
Sin denies man the power of God in this life and the
presence of God in the next.
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